A few slides back, I mentioned how Brock Holt is arguably the most versatile player in the major leagues. He has some competition for that title with Marwin Gonzlalez, who is also an extremely versatile player.
Except for pitcher and catcher, he’s played at every position on the baseball field. Gonzalez has the most experience at shortstop where he’s appeared at that position 292 times throughout his career and has posted a fielding percentage of .970. Even though he’s played 292 games at shortstop, he’s played in over 100 games at each first, second, third and left field. He plays best defensively at second base with a career fielding percentage of .988.
Gonzalez had one really good year in 2017 but questions will arise by interested teams in how legit that really is as he played on the Houston Astros that season, in which they have been caught and punished for sign stealing. That season saw him breakout with a slash line of .303/.377/.530 with 23 home runs and 90 RBI.
He then left the Houston Astros for the Minnesota Twins in the 2018-19 offseason and in two seasons spent out in the Twin City, he slashed .248/.311/.387.
Last time around in free agency, he landed a contract worth $21 million. While he won’t get that this time around, he can for sure get a major league deal due to his positional versatility.
The Blue Jays could very well be interested in his services if they deem the price for Gonzalez reasonable.